Planting And Care
- In the first couple of years, the vine should not be allowed to produce fruit. It needs to strengthen its root system before it can support the extra weight of fruit.
- Pruning is important. Not only would vines run rampant without control, but canes will only produce fruit once.
- Prune annually when vines are dormant, in March or April. This is before the buds start to swell, but when winter damage is apparent.In the first year, cut back all buds except for 2 or 3.
- Then, select a couple of strong canes and cut back the rest. Make sure the remaining canes are fastened to the support.
Plant dormant, bare-root grape vines in the early spring.Construct a trellis or arbor before planting.Most grape varieties are self-fertile.Before planting grapevines, soak their roots in water for two or three hou Select a site with full sun.Space vines 6 to 10 feet apart.
Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade Watering Medium (depends on the age of the vine, soil, climate and growing conditions) Soil well-drained soil Temperature 27C (80F) Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
Grape Special Feature
Grapes are primarily grown for fruit production in home fruit gardens where ornamental value is not a concern. However, grapes do in fact have some good ornamental value: (a) bold summer foliage, (b) some fall color, (c) showy edible fruit and (d) twisted trunking and branching which is often adorned with shaggy bark that is best seen in winter.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Grapes are the fruit of a vine (Vitis vinifera)
- The whole fruit, skin, leaves and seed of the grape plant are used as medicine
- Note: The following information is general guidelines
- Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- Mature berries and dry berries are used for culinary purpose
- Grapes can be eaten fresh as table grapes or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, and vinegar.